A devotional on Proverbs 7:6-27
All temptation starts with a natural appetite and a desire/lust to fill it. The word ‘lust’ doesn’t necessarily have a negative connotation. It merely means desire. Desire is the focal point in temptation. How we manage the appetite determines whether we end up overcoming or succumbing to sin. Sin means to miss the mark (as in archery,) so when we succumb to a temptation, we’ve missed the mark. Scripture uses the temptress or seductress as a metaphor of all types of temptation because sex is such a primal and powerful drive.
“Each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.”(2) By the time we meet him, the ‘young fool’ in the Proverbs 7 passage is knee deep in the process of…
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